VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Clairec536 on Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:17 pm

hi I have a VW T4 K reg ( 1993 )  Autosleeper 4 berth trooper, we bought her recently but we have now realised the top bed comes in 2 parts, I only have 1 piece ( the board with foam on ) can any one help me locate another part??? trade / private / dealer / heritage ???? I really want to keep her authentic ????
based in south wales

thanks
avatar
Clairec536
Member
Member

Female

Posts : 9
Joined : 2016-12-28
Member Age : 41
Location : Wales
Auto-Sleeper : VW Autosleeper Troop
Vehicle Year : -1992

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Paulmold on Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:45 pm

First port of call must be Autosleeper spares dept. If no luck, then may be worth a call to these people who I believe can make to order

http://www.campervan2go.com/

_________________
If life just doesn't add up, start subtracting
avatar
Paulmold
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 11916
Joined : 2011-02-21
Member Age : 66
Location : Mold, North Wales
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by -mojo- on Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:18 pm

These do occasionally turn up on Ebay, though you may have to wait a while...

Did you buy it via a dealer? If so it may be worth writing to the previous owner via their address on the V5. The missing panel(s) are probably sitting in the loft of a previous owner.
avatar
-mojo-
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 3719
Joined : 2012-08-04
Member Age : 18
Location : Southeast
Auto-Sleeper : Trooper
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Clairec536 on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:09 am

Great thanks both, I will do this - autosleepers spares dept , is this a website or do you have a tel number ?
avatar
Clairec536
Member
Member

Female

Posts : 9
Joined : 2016-12-28
Member Age : 41
Location : Wales
Auto-Sleeper : VW Autosleeper Troop
Vehicle Year : -1992

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Paulmold on Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:48 am

Alan Osborne is your man at AS spares  01386 842630

_________________
If life just doesn't add up, start subtracting
avatar
Paulmold
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 11916
Joined : 2011-02-21
Member Age : 66
Location : Mold, North Wales
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Clairec536 on Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:16 pm

Great thanks
avatar
Clairec536
Member
Member

Female

Posts : 9
Joined : 2016-12-28
Member Age : 41
Location : Wales
Auto-Sleeper : VW Autosleeper Troop
Vehicle Year : -1992

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Paulmold on Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:28 pm

I think AS are closed for the holiday, re-open Jan 3rd I think.

_________________
If life just doesn't add up, start subtracting
avatar
Paulmold
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 11916
Joined : 2011-02-21
Member Age : 66
Location : Mold, North Wales
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by rose49f on Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:28 pm

If you can't find one you could always get a carpenter to make you one (or two)
Found this from my Trident days http://autosleeper.vwt4camper.info/index.html
avatar
rose49f
Donator
Donator

Female

Posts : 963
Joined : 2013-04-08
Member Age : 68
Location : worcester
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by -mojo- on Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:30 pm

rose49f wrote:you could always get a carpenter to make you one (or two)

So it's not just me that has doubts about whether there should be two or three? The ones from our Trooper are several miles away (in a loft, surprisingly!) so I can't check, but I ~thought~ there were three. Perhaps I'm just remembering that wrong though.
avatar
-mojo-
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 3719
Joined : 2012-08-04
Member Age : 18
Location : Southeast
Auto-Sleeper : Trooper
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by repoort on Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:27 pm

...my T5 Trooper has three boards...and don't forget the net, a mini-tennis net across the front, to stop anybody falling through the gap.
If you're making your own then it's up to you how many to make, as long as you bear in mind the combined thickness of them when stacked, so they still fit under the lowered roof.
Like many, mine are not used, stored in the house along with the metal ladder. No need to carry extra weight around.
Not all Troopers had them, they were always an option when new...it's logical to think that anyone needing the extra sleeping capacity would choose to buy the Trident instead.
avatar
repoort
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 330
Joined : 2014-10-22
Member Age : 68
Location : Kendal, Cumbria
Auto-Sleeper : T5 Trooper
Vehicle Year : 2007

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by rose49f on Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:56 pm

The trident bed is not so roomy as the trooper ie. is narrower from roof to bed
avatar
rose49f
Donator
Donator

Female

Posts : 963
Joined : 2013-04-08
Member Age : 68
Location : worcester
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Clairec536 on Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:30 pm

Again thanks for the details, I rang AS you are right they are shut, so will try again in the new year, good tip about storage and net ! ( I did wonder about the net and was going to create something anyway ) The one board on the van now is quite big so I assume 1 other board ... going to dig out the log book again - you never know the previous owner may have it !!! ( fingers crossed )
avatar
Clairec536
Member
Member

Female

Posts : 9
Joined : 2016-12-28
Member Age : 41
Location : Wales
Auto-Sleeper : VW Autosleeper Troop
Vehicle Year : -1992

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by powerscape on Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:15 am

The Trooper has two boards up top and also has two small cushions that fit in the gap at the rear of of bed which are normally stored in the underbed drawer.

Let us know how you get on with AS as may need to replace mine shortly.

_________________
Novice but having fun times !
avatar
powerscape
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 32
Joined : 2016-12-22
Member Age : 41
Location : Ipswich
Auto-Sleeper : Autosleeper Trooper
Vehicle Year : 1993

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by -mojo- on Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:35 pm

powerscape wrote:and also has two small cushions that fit in the gap at the rear of of bed

Ours didn't! I wonder if this is a T4 based Trooper item (ours is T5 based from 2006), or perhaps whether the previous owner had them made up. Do they fit between the rearmost part of the bed and the tailgate?
avatar
-mojo-
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 3719
Joined : 2012-08-04
Member Age : 18
Location : Southeast
Auto-Sleeper : Trooper
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by powerscape on Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:57 pm

Hi Mojo

Yep these are at the head end of the bed which is the tailgate end, there is a dip that they slot into that the boards only push up to, but mine is a 1993 so may have differed over time.

_________________
Novice but having fun times !
avatar
powerscape
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 32
Joined : 2016-12-22
Member Age : 41
Location : Ipswich
Auto-Sleeper : Autosleeper Trooper
Vehicle Year : 1993

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Clairec536 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:13 am

Hi all, no joy with as spares, think i am going to struggle - - can I ask powerscape to send me a picture of the bed in place and dimensions so I can get one made -Alan said I need 9mm ply plus foam? Would really appreciate it, I have never seen it ?


Last edited by Clairec536 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:15 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Error in message)
avatar
Clairec536
Member
Member

Female

Posts : 9
Joined : 2016-12-28
Member Age : 41
Location : Wales
Auto-Sleeper : VW Autosleeper Troop
Vehicle Year : -1992

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by powerscape on Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:47 pm

Clairec536 wrote:Hi all, no joy with as spares, think i am going to struggle - - can I ask powerscape to send me a picture of the bed in place and dimensions so I can get one made -Alan said I need 9mm ply plus foam? Would really appreciate it, I have never seen it ?

Sure not a problem at all, if you can hang on until the weekend and I will get photos of them in place and laid out so you can see with sizes etc, not 100% sure how to upload photos to this site yet so may need some assistance  think_smiley_46

I am not sure on the 9mm ply and foam but seems reasonable.

_________________
Novice but having fun times !
avatar
powerscape
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 32
Joined : 2016-12-22
Member Age : 41
Location : Ipswich
Auto-Sleeper : Autosleeper Trooper
Vehicle Year : 1993

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Clairec536 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:28 pm

Thank you - yes can absolutely wait till the weekend, no rush ! Send images to me directly if you want
 -9mm ply ? No idea but I think with some images I can speak to a loca guy who will know !! ( fingers crossed )


Last edited by Clairec536 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:08 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Error)
avatar
Clairec536
Member
Member

Female

Posts : 9
Joined : 2016-12-28
Member Age : 41
Location : Wales
Auto-Sleeper : VW Autosleeper Troop
Vehicle Year : -1992

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by -mojo- on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:00 pm

Suggestion no longer needed!


Last edited by -mojo- on Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:11 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
-mojo-
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 3719
Joined : 2012-08-04
Member Age : 18
Location : Southeast
Auto-Sleeper : Trooper
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Clairec536 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:06 pm

Thanks will do
avatar
Clairec536
Member
Member

Female

Posts : 9
Joined : 2016-12-28
Member Age : 41
Location : Wales
Auto-Sleeper : VW Autosleeper Troop
Vehicle Year : -1992

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by powerscape on Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:11 pm

Hi Claire

As promised pictures of the roof top bed of my 93 Trooper, this had the two boards and then the small parts to fill the gap at the tailgate end.

Measurements are 
47" x 27" each board 
8.5" x 23.5" on each small section (2 in total)

The large sections of board are around 1 3/4" in depth with 50% of that being padding.

The small sections are all padding as they sit on the solid built in lip of the van.

Please take these measurements as approximate as it is never easy getting exact with the fabric on, I would get them measured by a carpenter if having them built from new.

Also you may be able to tell in the picture there is a lip on the first board (tail gate end) that the last board sits on when pushed into place.









Sorry about beige on beige, largest floor i could lay them out to get a photo.

Hope this helps.

_________________
Novice but having fun times !
avatar
powerscape
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 32
Joined : 2016-12-22
Member Age : 41
Location : Ipswich
Auto-Sleeper : Autosleeper Trooper
Vehicle Year : 1993

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: VW T4 Auto trooper uptop bed.

Post by Clairec536 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:35 pm

Oh fabulous thank you for all the effort! I will let you know how I get on, we have been given names of a couple of companies in Cardiff so I will start speaking to them ! 
Again thank you for the images they are a great help
avatar
Clairec536
Member
Member

Female

Posts : 9
Joined : 2016-12-28
Member Age : 41
Location : Wales
Auto-Sleeper : VW Autosleeper Troop
Vehicle Year : -1992

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum